Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tag: Liebster Award!

Hi lovelies,

I actually got tagged for this award way back when I first started blogging, but somehow never got around to it! This time around, I got tagged by not one...but four bloggers I really enjoy reading, and I felt guilty enough about forgetting the first time round that I decided I had better get to it pronto!

A big thank you to the beautiful ladies below for tagging me. If I've accidentally left someone out, I'm really sorry...that certainly wasn't my intention, I'm just really disorganised! Let me know if I have and I will add your name to the list!

Hui from Hui the Yogini/Putting the world back on its axis
Kate from Labeauteetleblogueur
Tara from Still-Blushful
Sarah from Breathe Beauty

The Rules

  1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
  3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
  4. Go to their page and tell them.
  5. Remember, no tag backs!

So, beginning with 11 things about me...

  1. I used to play tennis five days a week about ten years ago, as I used to compete at international level.
  2. I then went the other extreme and became a couch bunny who hasn't exercised properly in about ten years! :P
  3. I'm an engineer, so I sometimes have to visit construction sites to collect soil samples...with a shovel.
  4. I always have to have painted nails and basic makeup on.
  5. I wanted to be a doctor from the time I was 3, but my cousins (who are all doctors) talked me out of it.
  6. I've worn glasses since I was about 3.
  7. Aside from makeup, I am passionate about travelling, exploring new cultures and trying out new food.
  8. I love taking photos of pretty things.
  9. I'm quite decent at writing poetry and have had a few works published in print.
  10. I love animals but especially dogs, I can't wait to own my own home so I can have a dog.
  11. I am an avid reader and can get through an entire book in about 2 hours.

Now, at this point I'm supposed to answer 11 questions from each of these ladies who tagged me, but I don't think I can answer 44 questions or keep you, dear reader, suffering through it, so I'm going to just take the first 3 questions from each of these ladies to bring it to a total of 12 questions. Yes, I'm breaking the rules a little but life's too short for rules!

Hui's questions.
1. What is your fashion style? 
I would say casual-chic, but I love glamming it up when the occasion arises.
2. Medicine or naturopathy? 

3. Which one Youtube guru/Makeup blogger is your absolute favourite?

I like Andrea's Choice, but I'm not on YT much due to a very cranky internet connection and my very low patience threshold.
Kate's questions.
1. If you could only use products from one beauty brand forever, which would you choose?

Dior, love their skincare, fragrances and makeup.
2. Which film have you re-watched the most?

I don't actually re-watch movies much, sorry! Books, however, are a different story.
3. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Definitely an extrovert, but I probably have my introvert moments.
Tara's questions.
1. Do you like your natural hair colour?
2. If you could try one make-up brand what would it be?

I would say Chanel or Laduree.
3. Nail polish or make-up?

Gosh, what a tough question, I can't answer this! But if you really made me, I'd say makeup, that way I could at least mix up some paint for my nails using eyeshadow or something. :P
Sarah's questions.
1. What's your favourite online store?
Beauty bay, at the moment.
2. High end, drugstore or both?
Both! Why limit yourself, drugstore brands can be great quality too, and likewise, I've used some high end shockers.
3. How often do you change your nail polish?

Generally every four days or so, but there will be days where I'll find myself doing it more frequently based on my mood.

In case you were wondering why I crossed out some of the rules above, it's because I'm going to skip tagging anyone. I have so many favourite blogs, I'd be hard pressed to just pick 11, plus I think a lot of them have already been tagged! However, if you're reading this, I'd love if you could tell me three things about yourself so we could get to know each other a little better. :)

If you've already done this tag, then please leave a comment so I can swing by and visit you and get to know you better!

Much love,


  1. Some nice answers there! I'm a big reader too! I'm never not reading a book :)

    1. I know, such a great way to relax and escape from your world a little bit. ;)

  2. I'm picturing you with a shovel now :)

    Great to learn about you. Hopefully you'll share some poetry some time!? I also wear glasses, I wear contacts most of the time though.

    1. Haha, I make that shovel look good!

      Thanks, hun...I might, but now I'm afraid I've raised expectations too high. :P I wear contacts too!

  3. Wow, a competitive tennis player! And with a shovel! Loved reading your answers :) Like Tara I'm also picturing you with a shovel lol.

    1. Yes, but then I became a complete sloth lol!

      Thanks for reading! xx

  4. I'm not surprised by the shovel thing, sometimes in my job I too have to do the most random assortment of (manly) things, like catch cats?! (humanely, they are never hurt)
    Anyhoo, I did this a while back but I thought you might like the link. :)

    1. I HAVE to ask...why did you have to catch cats and HOW did you manage to? They're darn tricky things!

      And how often do you have to do it?!

      Loved your link, and followed it to Makeup Utopia...I think I'm addicted now!

  5. Great answers!! Where can we find your poetry???
    I love reading as well Its a bad thing sometimes! I always finish my books too fast!

    1. I'm afraid to share it now lol...

      I know what you mean, I find myself reading faster and faster to see what happens next and then I find myself at the end and disappointed there isn't any more book left. :P


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